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July 4, 2004
Remembering on Independence Day

I was going to write something inspirational for Independence Day, but instead, I found this at Auterrific, a great blog run by Linda, a CQ reader who often disagrees with me here. However, her post today reminds us that even though we may all disagree with each other on politics, we are all still Americans, and we stand together in the last instance.

Thoughts For The 4th

I could have posted something profound.

I could have posted something fun.

What I am posting, is a request that when you are enjoying all of your barbeques and swim parties today, that you take a moment to remember those who can't.

The recently beheaded...they won't be with their families today.

The people in the twin towers...they won't be with theirs either.

The people in the flights that went down in the Pentagon and PA...nope, not theirs either.

The countless soldiers who have given their lives for the war in Iraq and to keep our country free so we can enjoy those steaks on the grill, and the fireworks that will be so spectacular this evening...they understood how important this all was, but alas, they will not be with their families either.

In remembering them...remember that either willingly or unwillingly, they did it for all of us...democrats, republicans, moderates or libertarians.


Be sure to visit Auterrific and give Linda thanks.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at July 4, 2004 12:42 PM

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